Ukraine's Military Mobilizes, Prepares For Combat: Trucks, APCs, SAMs, Howitzers, Tanks Rolling Out

Tyler Durden's picture

Did somebody say de-escalation?

Earlier today, photos were distributed showing the latest military convoy reinforcements heading into the Crimea, accompanies by a Police car demonstrating Moscow license plate numbers, most likely providing further support to the pro-Russian forces in the peninsula.


Supposedly the trucks are carrying troops to reinforces the members of the new Crimean army, pictured below:


While at the same time along the makeshift border between Crimea and the mainland, the Pro-Russian forces are putting down minefields.


However, the Ukrainians, having already been mobilized for over a week, finally appear set to seize back the offensive:

The first clip below captured the 80th Airborne Regiment out of Lviv moving out, direction mainland, preparing to repel foreign attack.


The next video shows what are allegedly Buk SAM batteries deployed in the Donetsk region, a city in Eastern Ukraine which in the past week has swayed between Ukraine and Russian authority.


The clip below shows the 95th Airborne brigade also moving out of their barracks in Zhytomyr in western Ukraine, heading East, with an impressive deployment of trucks and APCs.


2S19 "Msta-S" 152mm Howitzers on the move to Crimea.


Finally, 20 T-64 tanks preparing to depart in Bila Tserkva, a city in central Ukraine:


So where again are all those pundits who were so eager to explain away the Ukraine confrontation as one that will promptly be forgotten, and is by now most certainly priced in?

(Source: @Ukroblogger, @SergeyPonomarev)

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agent default's picture

Have we gone we full retard yet?

European American's picture

Boots and Saddles. Rise and Shine. This is No Drill.

Millivanilli's picture

Hopefully they send their Cavalry to meet Putin's jets.  

Millivanilli's picture



The Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
  Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death,
  Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns' he said:
Into the valley of Death
  Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldiers knew
  Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
  Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
  Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
  Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turned in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
  All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
  Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
  Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
  All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
  Noble six hundred!

flacon's picture

Russia is "doing war" the correct way (I am againist war in general however): "Blitzkrieg!"


No long drawn out "talks" with the Europeans. "Action now!" is the name of the game.


Let's hope this takes the American stock markets down a peg or two, or five hundred (S&P). 

Arius's picture

We are all Ukrainians now!


Long Live Mrs. Wahl a real American Hero and her physician partner!  Russia TV should hire her back!!!

ThirdWorldDude's picture

I suggest you send Ms. Wahl in the first lines to liberate Crimea

gmrpeabody's picture

Cops are writing them up for something...

TruthInSunshine's picture


TPTB must really, really want a war, as they seem to be instigating Ukraine to actually engage in a hot military conflict with Russia.

This is the type of sick, twisted shit older, wiser people told you happens for all the wrong, greedy, larcenous, evil reasons when you are young & naive, and you think "no way is that possible," and then you learn the ugly truth that they were correct, and the ugly truth about humanity, once you become older & wiser.

Where is the Victoria Nuland/Robert Kagan Council On Foreign Relations O ne World Order 182nd Liver Eater Battalion?

*p.s. - I see that the lying cunt Judith Miller, who was a neocon plant at The New York Slimes, who helped Cheney spread WMD yellowcake lies to drag the U.S. I to the 2nd Iraq War (who should have been executed), is back in the air and being given a larger megaphone by Faux News. What a sick joke ALL MSM has become.

general ambivalent's picture

Yes, I figured after Syria they really are trying hard to fuck the world into the post-nuclear age; but also hoping that they actually would back off as some of the passive language suggested.

But how many red lines can one draw and erase before eventually getting confused? They have real red lines somewhere, they're just deeply coded.

National Blessing's picture

The Ukraine is making a huge mistake.  Their government is giving Putin an excuse to go all KGB on their asses.  Bitches.

ZerOhead's picture

Even if they win they lose...

The arable and non-irradiated farmland in the west will go to the better capitalised German agroindustry like happened in Poland.

The operational and productive factories in the east will be shut down once economic relations with Russia ceases.

The peasants will be crushed by the debt servicing costs and cuts imposed by the West's banksters and they don't even get to leave the Ukraine and head to France and England for better lives. The European offer is a trade deal only.

They are fucked.


mjcOH1's picture

"Cops are writing them up for something..."


So.....operating a 12ton SAM launcher without the proper license endorsements.

That's a 1200 million ruple fine, son.   Ya got that on ya, right?

Manthong's picture

Time to check the popcorn supply.

Vlad cannot allow the maniacs in Kiev to run things nor the maroons in the US and EU to try to call the shots there.

TerminalDebt's picture

Vlad the Invader getting things ready

jeff montanye's picture

truth in sunshine has got it right.

victoria nuland (AKA Victoria Jane Nuland Born: 1961 Birthplace: Undetermined Location, CT Gender: Female Religion: Jewish) is married to robert kagan (Nuland’s husband is historian Robert Kagan, Council on Foreign Relations member, and co-founders (ed. note plural) of the infamous "Project for the New American Century" (PNAC). The PNAC called for, among many things, regime change in Iraq.

Nuland has emerged as one of the key figures who have been accused by various sources of initiating a cover up of the 2012 Benghazi attack. After reading the first draft of the State Department talking points that stated that the incident was a coordinated terrorist attack, she sent a message writing that they "could be abused by members of Congress to beat the State Department for not paying attention to agency warnings so why would we want to seed the Hill."[5] After this memo former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was given talking points that formed the basis of her statements on This Week with George Stephanopoulos,[6] Meet the Press,[7] State of the Union with Candy Crowley,[8] and Fox News Sunday.[9][10] Critics had argued that Nuland's nomination as Assistant Secretary of State would come up against firm opposition from Republicans, based on her role in the Benghazi controversy. (ed. note: she is currently an assistant secretary of state)

o brave republicans!  guess she was neoconservative enough for them. and this is just from wikipedia.  imagine what someone with some hate for the zionists could have cooked up.


The Alarmist's picture

Gee, from my old days in the USAF, I'd have to ask if they were all pulled over 'cos someone has a flat and they need vehicle maintenance to come up an fix it.  Looks more like a weekend warrior exercise than a full-on charge into battle.

Scarlett's picture

Meanwhile in socialist paradise venezuela, the shots contunue raging on!

old naughty's picture

TiS is correct...

and he's right about Judith. She's back on air, meaning things are getting close...

But likely not what appears, coz one hand visible and the other, not visible but stirring...Not EUCremeA, not missing plane...

Behind the curtain, ...

Utterly evil.

Headbanger's picture

Love those AK-47s with the muzzle brakes and the wood furniture .  But where's the bayonets you mookniks!?

This could be a horrible war cause both sides are similarly equipped and trained, speak same language, very familiar with the terrain, drink same vodka..

Civilians should get the hell out now!


Overfed's picture

Those are AK-74. 5.45 X 39mm.

Truthseeker2's picture

This exposé tells the WHOLE story!


"How is this announcement related to the preplanned Ukraine ‘Color Revolution’ executed by the Anglo-American Axis?"


Lost Word's picture

Link above from Truthseeker2 suggests that the Mainstream Media and Establishment politicians

and all three branches of the US Government

are all Guilty of Felony crimes in the cover-up of Obama's Felony crimes, beginning

with the cover-up of Obama's birth certificate forgery, and much more.

Soul Glow's picture

Here is a great podcast by the one and only Dan Carlin talking about what a dumb move it was for United States Ambassadors to try for a coup detat in Ukraine.

Dan Carlin - Common Sense:

walküre's picture

It seems that history is already written and the records are supposed to put blame at the US for its alleged efforts to destabilize Ukraine and to lend credibility and support to a rogue group of "Nazis" who ousted the previous pro Russian and corrupt leadership.

The jury is still out on that one, folks. This is not how it went down. History will be recorded when all facts are on the table and only until after the fat lady has sung.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Bullshit. History will be recorded by the winners... same as always.

walküre's picture

Fascinating isn't it? Think about it. What do we really know about history then? Relying on recordings and maybe some findings to substantiate a "story". But whose story and how objective was the story recorded? Take it a step further. There is NO history or history is being made every second of a minute, every minute of an hour, every hour of a day, every day of a week, every week of a month, every month of a year, every year of a decade, a century, a millenium. Pretty neat how much history has happened, how little we actually still know and possibly ever will know unless we invented time travel.

Think about how many generations have passed and people would still prefer to hold on to "history" or their paradigms instead of questionning it all and refusing to accept anything that's official anymore. Few do and they're having a tough time at it but the vast majority is ignorant and stupid.

Now back to the reporting from the Ukraine and the propaganda that's been put out to shape your world view and opinion.

narapoiddyslexia's picture

Putting aside history for a moment, am I the only one who sees a connection between the South China Sea and the Crimea? 

Think about it. 

Winston Smith 2009's picture

"Here is a great podcast by the one and only Dan Carlin talking about what a dumb move it was for United States Ambassadors to try for a coup detat in Ukraine."

Wow! I didn't know about this guy. I will listen to his material from now on. At least in this podcast, he's 100% in line with my thoughts on all the subjects he covers in it.

MeMadMax's picture

This new ukrainian president must've got Ochooma's blessing after he was able to successfully SWALLOW, not SPIT the white gooey stuff...


Time to dust out the ol' bomb shelter...

Againstthelie's picture

And not to forget gay marriage, feminism, gender-mainstreaming and destruction of all traditional values.

Cannonfodder for the Money Masters.

401K of Dooom's picture

I ;icked the wrong time to exist.  Why could I have been born in the 1920's?  When the greatest generation was getting ready to endure the great depression and win the second world war.

walküre's picture

You will get your Depression 100% assured now, and you may even get your chance to become the next "greatest" generation this nation has ever seen. Happy now?

Jendrzejczyk's picture

How many fucking accounts do you have. Bitch?

Is he still eating pumpkin pie, drinking Dr. Pepper and wandering rice paddys?

Mine Is Bigger's picture

There is no indication where the Ukrainian troops are going.  They may be heading south to secure Odessa and other port cities.  It's clear by now they cannot do anyting about Crimea.  But if the Kiev government loses southern Ukraine, there will be no navy for them.

Lore's picture

You don't think the display is chiefly for public consumption? The vids are being aired on mainstream TV.  To my untrained eyes, there is nothing here that could not be inferred.  If there was a significant operation underway, one highly doubts that sensitive details would be shared openly. 

Mine Is Bigger's picture

That was kind of my point.  I thought we cannot tell where those military vehicles are going.  But I thought it's unlikely they are heading toward Crimea.

Wait What's picture

sometimes red lines can be pretty obvious, too: "Russia sinks own ship to block Ukraine vessels from Black Sea." this is a little harder to erase.

johngaltfla's picture

And just to add some spice to Obama's losing foreign policy choices, Saudi Arabia and other GCC members look like they are ready to take on the Qatar and their support of the Muslim Brotherhood:


Saudi Arabia Betrays Obama’s Policies and Bans the Muslim Brotherhod as a Terrorist Organization

rfaze's picture

USA will not get involved. We only kill brown people. 

Mine Is Bigger's picture

Yes.  Yugoslavia was full of brown people!!!

401K of Dooom's picture

Yeah the Serbs are descendents of the mongoloids. The whites in South Africa are Mestizos as well.  And most of all, the ancestors who established the Confederacy were members of the Bantu and Watusi tribes of Africa! LOL and pass the Sarc.

silvermail's picture

Russia in this particular issue, will go to the end. If someone is not yet understood this, then all this world will burn in nuclear fire.

johngaltfla's picture

New Video Purports to show Russian Armor Leaving Novorossiysk for Crimea

Man, these folks have balls filming all these troop movements and posting them!!!

Pseudonymous's picture

You can read a more accurate description of where the location is and where the vehicles could have been going here:

In the video they are seen actually headed towards a junction which could lead them either towards Crimea or towards the port city of Novorossiysk.

Independent's picture

Only Russia can prevent Crimea becoming just like all of the other countries that have been bombed into democracy, bled dry and then abandoned to anarchy by the globalists.

It may be too late for Ukraine